Monday, February 6, 2023

Valentine Love

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog this first Monday in February. Hope you had a good weekend and had some crafty time. 

Friday night I had a few of my girlfriends over for a Galentine party. I did this last year and intend to make it an annual tradition. We started off the evening with appetizers and wine. Then I had them all make a Valentine card for their Hubby's. 

None of them are stampers so I used a Stampin' Up Valentine kit to help them out. I kept them to the kit design which is fairly easy and they all did well. I gave them enamel dots and sequins to personalize the card. They all did something just a bit different with the embellishments. 

Then we moved onto to the soup and salad course. It was such a really cold night that  I thought soup would be something good to serve. It was an apple butternut squash cream based soup. There are plenty of other veggies that go into it for a delicious taste. It went over very well. 

For dessert, I served French macarons and brownie coffee ice cream sandwiches. Needless to say they all loved dessert.

I had everyone brings a small gift. I gave numbers to each gift and then they picked a number to select the corresponding gift. Interesting that no one picked their own number.  I sent each guest home with a box of chocolates and a bouquet of flowers. All in all,
the evening went very well, and everyone sent me texts the next morning thanking me for a fun evening. 

Now onto my card for today. This one I created for the color challenge #933 on Splitcoaststampers. We were to use coastal cabana, poppy parade and crumb cake. 

I went with a Valentine design for my card. I had this idea for the truck carrying lots of hearts.

The truck die is one from the CottageCutz Christmas collection - Sweet Treats Truck. I just eliminated Santa and his treats and added hearts. I cut the truck in poppy parade and added the hubcaps in crumb cake. Stamped the special delivery phrase in black ink.It's an older stamp from Verve. 

Used acetate for the windshield and headlight but it didn't show up very well in the photo. In retrospect I maybe should have shaded it with gray ink or used vellum?

I cut the Valentine phrase in poppy parade and stamped the love word in black ink. The larger love word is a Penny Black stamp and the smaller love word is a Lawn Fawn stamp. 

Well that's my card for today. So until next time........God bless. 

Card details: 
Stamps: words sweet (Penny Black), practically perfect (Verve), love letters (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: coastal cabana, basic white, poppy parade, black, smoky slate, crumb cake, playing with patterns dsp (Stampin' Up)
Paper Size: A2
Ink: poppy parade (Stampin' Up), tuxedo black (Memento)
Accessories: sweet treats truck, happy valentine's day phrase dies (CottageCutz),
I am also entering: 
1.  Crafting Happiness has a Love challenge. 
2.  Cupcake Inspiration #562 is a Valentine challenge. 
3.  Allsorts challenge is anything goes with optional theme of love. 
4.  Sweet Stampin' has a love challenge. 
5.  Cut it Up challenge is love and include a die cut. 


  1. Sounds like you have a fabulous evening with your friends! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Sweet Stampin'. Tracey

  2. Great use of the truck mary to make a special love hearts delivery - great design! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge.
    Pauline xx

  3. A fun card, many thanks for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  4. This is so sweet and a fantastic valentine. Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts this week. Lynn x

  5. Your Galentine Party sounds like so much fun and how cute is this card. Love the truck die! Thank you for joining our Cut it Up LOVE challenge.
    Larelyn (CIU owner)

  6. What an adorable card, love the background color and the truckload of hearts.
    Thank you for joining us at Cut it Up for our Love challenge.

  7. That is one wonderful delivery! Great card with that truck full of Love! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Cut It Up! ~Katrina

  8. I love the truck! Cute Valentine card filled with love! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafting Happiness Challenges!

  9. lovely card,

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin.

  10. Love it, awesome truck and hearts, and thank you for playing our challenge Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

    Leanne DT Member/CIC
    Cupcake Inspirations

  11. Hello Mary, sounds like a fabulous evening was had by all - what a lovely idea to bring your friends together. Gorgeous card as well, your style is wonderful. Thanks for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin'- hope to see you again. Sarah - DT

  12. Love that little truck! Cute card! Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake Inspirations!

  13. This truck is too cute!! I LOVE the little hearts in the back. Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations Challenge.

    CIC DT



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